Sales of petrol were up 2.9% to 2.9 million tonnes. Cooking gas, or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), sales fell 0.1% to around 2.2 million tonnes.
The demand for diesel was up 6.7% in April over the same month last year, aided by the harvesting season and overall economic expansion.
Increased vehicle sales and demand for consumer goods also led to a boost in sales of diesel.
Jet fuel (ATF) sales during the months were 15.4% higher than in April 2022.
Data from oil companies show that diesel, which comprises about 40% of India’s oil demand, has fully recovered from the Covid-led disruptions. Its sales in April were 9.1% higher than in the same month of 2019.
Petrol, which recovered faster from Covid-lows, sold 18.5% more in April than in the same month in 2019.